Despite these facts, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently concluded that the evidence was insufficient to assess the benefits and harms of screening mammography in women 75 years of age or older. Why is this?
The USPSTF recommended that women between the ages of 50 and 74 get a mammogram every two years. There are data from high-quality clinical trials showing that lives are saved when this is done. Unfortunately, women age 75 and older have not been included in any of these trials.